Writing 300

On this page you will find several resources to support your teaching of Writing 301, 302 and 303. We recommend that any new WRIT 300 instructor read the "Guide to Teaching Writing 300," included below. Please use the syllabus template, also included in a link below, as you create the documents for your own course. Writing 300 includes several formal writing assignments: 2 short papers at the beginning of the semester, a research proposal, and annotated bibliography, a research paper that emerges from an extended research and drafting process, and a reflective final essay. The final paper should account for about 40% of the course grade. If you would like example prompts for any of these assignments, please contact Phebe Kirkham, the English Department's Writing Course Coordinator, at pkirkham@york.cuny.edu, or Heather Robinson, the Writing Program Director, at hrobinson@york.cuny.edu.

Standard Syllabus Format

Writing 301, 302, and 303 are general education courses offered in multiple sections taught by many instructors. At the end of these guidelines instructors will find a useful sample syllabus for Writing 303.

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The Research Proposal Assignment

The Research Proposal in Writing 300 is an assignment which is both formal and informal, strictly scaffolded and open-ended.

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Draft My Paper

"Draft My Paper" is an informative video introduction to research resources at York College and within The City University of New York.

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A Guide to Teaching Writing 300

This guide provides materials for instructors who are teaching Writing 300 for the first time, as well as information about teaching online and hybrid courses, sample syllabi, grading and assignment guidelines, and materials for in-class research.

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Final Grades

Notes about practices for assigning final grades in WRIT 300.

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